AIIAS Inaugurates New Student Tower
, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
While the on-campus student population at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), the General Conference school of graduate studies, located close to Manila in the Philippines, has grown in recent years, the average age of students has decreased. Traditionally, the school has accommodated families with children but singles have been underserved.
On February 3, 2014, AIIAS officials addressed this situation with the inauguration of a new student building “Tower O,” especially designed for singles and couples without children. The new structure is the fifteenth building on campus.
The four-story building features 14 fully-furnished double-bedroom units, utility rooms, and a student lounge. The lounge, the first of its kind on campus, was added in response to suggestions of students who wanted a place for study and socializing.
About 200 guests, faculty, staff, and students attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
During the thanksgiving program AIIAS leadership expressed appreciation to donors, including the General Conference, Southern Asia-Pacific Division, Northern Asia-Pacific Division, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Hullquist, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Guptill and Mrs. & Mrs. Jim Hippler.
A few days before the inauguration ceremony, construction started on Tower O’s twin structure “Tower P,” which is expected to be completed in 2014.
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